SoCal Prep Legends
Boys Athlete of the Week
Name: Matt Johnson
School: Palos Verdes
Sport: Baseball
Year: Senior

Winning Numbers: The poll totaled just over 42,000 votes, and Johnson garnered over 20,000 of them to earn this week’s SCPL Boys Athlete of the Week honor.
Johnson got off to a rocky start Friday in a 7-6 win over Mira Costa, giving up six runs in the first inning. PV coach Derrick Duarte stuck with him, and it paid off, as Johnson retired 13 of the next 14 batters he faced. He ended up tossing a six-hitter with two walks and six strikeouts as PV came from behind for the 7-6 win.

Highlights of Johnson:

 

Final Tally (42,025):

NAME, SCHOOL VOTES %
Matt Johnson, Palos Verdes 20,970 49.9%
Ryan Renken, Claremont
18,990 45.19%
Brandon Ross, Vista Murrieta
1,820 4.33%
Sam Hliboki, Harvard-Westlake
115 0.27%
Ryan Silva, Redlands East Valley
39 0.09%
Zion Bowens, LB Poly
31 0.07%
Royce Lewis, JSerra
30 0.07%
Jayson Gonzalez, Bishop Amat
30 0.07%

 

NOTE:  Each Athlete of the Week is announced on ABC7’s 6 p.m. evening news broadcast every Friday. Be sure to tune in!